Down Down adjective 1. Downcast; as, a down look. [ R.] 2. Downright; absolute; positive; as, a down denial. [ Obsolete] Beau. & Fl. 3. Downward; going down; sloping; as, a down stroke; a down grade; a down train on a railway. Down draught , a downward draft, as in a flue, chimney, shaft of a mine, etc. -- Down in the mouth , chopfallen; dejected.
Down-share Down"-share` noun A breastplow used in paring off turf on downs. [ Eng.] Knight.
Down-wind Down"-wind` adverb With the wind.
Downbear Down"bear` transitive verb To bear down; to depress.
(doun"kȧst`) adjective Cast downward; directed to the ground, from bashfulness, modesty, dejection, or guilt.
'T is love, said she; and then my downcast eyes, Dryden.
And guilty dumbness, witnessed my surprise.
Downcast Down"cast` noun 1. Downcast or melancholy look.
That downcast of thine eye. Beau. & Fl. 2. (mining) A ventilating shaft down which the air passes in circulating through a mine.
Downcome Down"come` (-kŭm) noun 1. Sudden fall; downfall; overthrow. Milton. 2. (Iron Manuf.) A pipe for leading combustible gases downward from the top of the blast furnace to the hot-blast stoves, boilers, etc., where they are burned.
Downcomer Down"com`er noun A pipe to conduct something downwards; specif.: (a) (Iron Manuf.) A pipe for leading the hot gases from the top of a blast furnace downward to the regenerators, boilers, etc. (b) (Steam Engin.) In some water-tube boilers, a tube larger in diameter than the water tubes to conduct the water from each top drum to a bottom drum, thus completing the circulation.
(-fal`) noun 1. A sudden fall; a body of things falling.
Those cataracts or downfalls aforesaid. Holland.
Each downfall of a flood the mountains pour. Dryden. 2. A sudden descent from rank or state, reputation or happiness; destruction; ruin.
Dire were the consequences which would follow the downfall of so important a place. Motley.
Downfallen Down"fall`en (-fal`'n) adjective Fallen; ruined. Carew.
Downfalling Down"fall`ing adjective Falling down.
Downgyved Down"gyved` adjective Hanging down like gyves or fetters. [ Poetic & Rare] Shak.
Downhaul Down"haul` noun (Nautical) A rope to haul down, or to assist in hauling down, a sail; as, a staysail downhaul ; a trysail downhaul .
Downhearted Down"heart`ed adjective Dejected; low-spirited.
Downhill Down"hill` adverb Towards the bottom of a hill; as, water runs downhill .
Downhill Down"hill` adjective Declivous; descending; sloping. "A downhill greensward." Congrewe.
Downhill Down"hill` noun Declivity; descent; slope.
On th' icy downhills of this slippery life. Du Bartas (Trans. ).
Downiness Down"i·ness noun The quality or state of being downy.
Downlooked Down"looked` adjective Having a downcast countenance; dejected; gloomy; sullen. [ R.] Dryden.
Downlying Down"ly`ing noun The time of retiring to rest; time of repose. Cavendish. At the downlying , at the travail in childbirth. [ Scot.]
Downpour Down"pour` noun A pouring or streaming downwards; esp., a heavy or continuous shower.
Downright Down"right` adverb 1. Straight down; perpendicularly. 2. In plain terms; without ceremony.
We shall chide downright , if I longer stay. Shak. 3. Without delay; at once; completely.
She fell downright into a fit. Arbuthnot.
Downright Down"right` adjective 1. Plain; direct; unceremonious; blunt; positive; as, he spoke in his downright way.
A man of plain, downright character. Sir W. Scott. 2. Open; artless; undisguised; absolute; unmixed; as, downright atheism.
The downright impossibilities charged upon it. South.
Gloomy fancies which in her amounted to downright insanity. Prescott.
Downsitting Down"sit`ting noun The act of sitting down; repose; a resting.
Thou knowest my downsitting and my uprising. Ps. cxxxix. 2.
Downstairs Down"stairs adverb Down the stairs; to a lower floor. -- adjective Below stairs; as, a downstairs room.
Downsteepy Down"steep`y adjective Very steep. [ Obsolete] Florio.
Downstream Down"stream` adverb Down the stream; as, floating downstream .
Downstroke Down"stroke` noun (Penmanship) A stroke made with a downward motion of the pen or pencil.
Downthrow Down"throw` noun (Geol.) The sudden drop or depression of the strata of rocks on one side of a fault. See Throw , noun
Downtrod, Downtrodden Down"trod`, Down"trod`den adjective Trodden down; trampled down; abused by superior power. Shak.
Downward Down"ward adjective 1. Moving or extending from a higher to a lower place; tending toward the earth or its center, or toward a lower level; declivous.
With downward force Dryden. 2. Descending from a head, origin, or source; as, a downward line of descent. 3. Tending to a lower condition or state; depressed; dejected; as, downward thoughts. Sir P. Sidney.
That drove the sand along he took his way.
Downward, Downwards Down"ward, Down"wards adverb
[ Anglo-Saxon ad...nweard
. See Down
, and -ward
.] 1. From a higher place to a lower; in a descending course; as, to tend, move, roll, look, or take root, downward or downwards .
Their heads they downward bent. Drayton. 2. From a higher to a lower condition; toward misery, humility, disgrace, or ruin.
And downward fell into a groveling swine. Milton. 3. From a remote time; from an ancestor or predecessor; from one to another in a descending line.
A ring the county wears, Shak.
That downward hath descended in his house,
From son to son, some four or five descents.
Downweed Down"weed` noun (Botany) Cudweed, a species of Gnaphalium .
(-wā") transitive verb To weigh or press down.
A different sin downweighs them to the bottom. Longfellow.
(-ȳ) adjective 1. Covered with down, or with pubescence or soft hairs.
Plants that . . . have downy or velvet rind upon their leaves. Bacon. 2. Made of, or resembling, down. Hence, figuratively: Soft; placid; soothing; quiet.
Time steals on with downy feet. Young. 3. Cunning; wary.
[ Slang, Eng.] Latham.
Dowral Dow"ral adjective Of or relating to a dower. [ R.]
Dowress Dow"ress noun A woman entitled to dower. Bouvier.
Dowry Dow"ry noun
; plural Dowries
. [ Contr. from dowery
; confer Late Latin dotarium
. See Dower
.] 1. A gift; endowment.
[ Obsolete] Spenser. 2. The money, goods, or estate, which a woman brings to her husband in marriage; a bride's portion on her marriage. See Note under Dower . Shak. Dryden. 3. A gift or presents for the bride, on espousal. See Dower .
Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give . . .; but give me the damsel to wife. Gen. xxxiv. 12.
Dowse Dowse transitive verb [ Confer 1st Douse .] 1. To plunge, or duck into water; to immerse; to douse. 2. [ Confer OD. doesen to strike, Norw. dusa to break.] To beat or thrash. [ Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
Dowse Dowse intransitive verb To use the dipping or divining rod, as in search of water, ore, etc.
Adams had the reputation of having dowsed successfully for more than a hundred wells. Eng. Cyc.
Dowse Dowse noun A blow on the face. [ Low] Colman.
Dowser Dows"er noun 1. A divining rod used in searching for water, ore, etc., a dowsing rod. [ Colloq.] 2. One who uses the dowser or divining rod. Eng. Cyc.
Dowst Dowst noun A dowse. [ Obsolete] Beau. & Fl.
Dowve Dow"ve noun A dove. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Doxological Dox`o·log"ic·al adjective Pertaining to doxology; giving praise to God. Howell.
Doxologize Dox·ol"o·gize intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Doxologized ; present participle & verbal noun Doxologizing .] To give glory to God, as in a doxology; to praise God with doxologies.
Doxology Dox·ol"o·gy noun
; plural Doxologies
. [ Late Latin doxologia
, Greek ..., from ... praising, giving glory; ... opinion, estimation, glory, praise (from ... to think, imagine) + ... to speak: confer French doxologie
. See Dogma
, and Legend
.] In Christian worship: A hymn expressing praise and honor to God; a form of praise to God designed to be sung or chanted by the choir or the congregation.
David breaks forth into these triumphant praises and doxologies . South.
Doxy Dox"y noun
; plural Doxies
. [ See Duck
a pet.] A loose wench; a disreputable sweetheart. Shak.
Doyen Doy`en" noun [ French See Dean .] Lit., a dean; the senior member of a body or group; as, the doyen of French physicians. "This doyen of newspapers." A. R. Colquhoun.
Doyly Doy"ly noun See Doily .
Typ a word and hit `Search`.
The most recent searches on Encyclo. Between brackets you will find the number of results and number of related results.
• Shooting Club Egypt (1)
• Patton Boggs (1)
• Agathodes ostentalis (1)
• Wolf Wigo (1)
• Manzana (5)
• Mononeuritis multiplex (4)
• reptile (21)
• VMVM (2)
• Kringsjaa (1)
• Padul River (1)
• Urugalakadawidiya (1)
• Patent Shaft (1)
• La Coka Nostra (1)
• Feuar (4)
• Paul Guidry (1)
• Subsumable (2)
• Patti Novak (1)
• Paul Cotton (2)
• saliva (20)
• Patsy Ticer (1)
• Paul Roazen (1)
• diamagnetism (22)
• Paul Piaget (1)
• Palmodactylon (1)